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January 07, 2009

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Marty

I am soooo glad you gave up on the gastric bypass idea!! My daughter-in-law had the surgery and almost died from it. Before all was said and done, she had 9 surgeries as a direct result of the bypass. She developed a leak in the stapled stomach and ended up with peritonitis, pneumonia, sepsis, ulcers, hernias and much, much scar tissue. She spent months not being able to eat normally. Her nourishment came from a form of IV feeding called a TPN. She did lose a ton of weight, and has kept most of it off. She had to have ulcer surgery so has virtually no stomach, so can't eat much at a time.

I am on a personal campaign to open peoples' eyes about this dangerous, dangerous surgery. I just wish the Lap-Band was available in Montana when she decided to do this five years ago.

An upside-because of the extreme weight loss her ovaries started working and she had two babies, but was really not strong during the pregnancies. The babes are great now, but even that was touch-and-go for a while.

Sorry to bend your ear for so long but whenever I hear about people going for that surgery I kind of freak out.

Jenny

CONGRATS!! I am down one size since this time last year! I too an trying to avoid surgery and the like!! I worked out yesterday at a class I love, but since I flaked over Christmas...I AM SOOO SORE!!!! My husband is just laughing and poking me in the soreness...meanie!! hehehe

kim

Happy New Year to you and your family!!! Congrats to you for doing so well on that diet of yours, well done you! You should be very proud of all that you achieved last year. Take care
Kimx

Mary@andsewtosleep

Happy New Year Betty.

Congratulations to you - it's not easy to lose weight and great news about your sugar levels. Sorry I think I'm at work !!!
Loving that crochet.
Take care
Mary x

Heidi Woodruff

Betty! HooRay for you!!! You are doing fantastic on your on!!!! Stay strong and keep crocheting! (Some of us can't crochet, no matter how hard we tried to learn...some of us have crochet-add or something!!!) I do hope you 2009 is as successful as your '08! I'll be here for you...like that will help, well, it will sort of, just knowing we care!!!!
Love-n-hugs, Heidi

LiLi M.

I still have to learn how to crochet more than a rope...so you are a winner already. And eating no chocolate in Januari was one of my resolutions, but I should have written no chocolate bars. I don't manage no chocolate yet, but I haven't eaten a bar of my favorite chocolate by the name of 'Ritter Sport". How ironically; do you like sports, yep I Ritter Sport every day!

Laurie

What an accomplishment Betty. You go girl! This dreary weather has me holed up with my foot propped up (I just had foot surgery) and watching lots pf movies, blogging and reading. I need to pick up my knitting needles and finish some projects. Maybe I will before I go back to work.

Laurie

carole

Hi Betty:
I think the world of you. Looking good!!!
Now, it must be rubbing off on me because I ate healthy today; protein, fruits and good carbs. Yikes : ) I want to be healthier when I come up to do the mile long yard sale this year : ) So, no one says "Who is your round friend?" Hee, hee
You are the best!!!
Peace
carole
I messed up part of my blog; I did something and my typelist of Beautiful blogs is on my front page too : (

linda

Betty your weight loss and getting your sugar levels down is wonderful...you've taken control of your health and worked hard and that's great.
I love your blanket, such pretty colors and it will so be warm and cozy...enjoy, hugs, Linda

Wendy

That blanket is SOOO cute. My Nana use to make those but passed away when I was little. My mom never learned how to pass it down. I'm so jealous. i love the colors you chose.

Sheri & Sophee-a

We will have to celebrate our milestone B-days for sure!!!! My daughter will be 21,me 40 and you 50....great job on sticking to your health goals!

I just bought a book for Ashlee so she could learn to crochet :)

Sheri & Sophee-a

We will have to celebrate our milestone B-days for sure!!!! My daughter will be 21,me 40 and you 50....great job on sticking to your health goals!

I just bought a book for Ashlee so she could learn to crochet :)

Sheri & Sophee-a

We will have to celebrate our milestone B-days for sure!!!! My daughter will be 21,me 40 and you 50....great job on sticking to your health goals!

I just bought a book for Ashlee so she could learn to crochet :)

Bonnie

Hi Betty, I love your granny squares and need to start a crochet project with all the others I have going on.
I'm so proud of you with your weight loss, come join us at red geraniums blog. I have a button on my blog for it. We are just getting started and I have a long way to go. If I stay super busy I know I can do it.
Best of luck,
Bonnie

Lallee

Betty, good for you! I've had a real talk with myself about taking better care diet and exercise wise. I hope I will be as faithful as you have been. Your afghan is beautiful. You have really taken off with your crocheting. Keep it up!

Hugs,
Lallee

Carolyn

I just loved reading your "this n' that", post this morning. Just normal happenings in your life, as you create, enjoy some movie time, and ponder the coming year. And I agree with so many here. You go, girl!!! Congrats in every way, Betty, on stabilizing your blood sugar, and improving your eyesight! Am one who has become far more plugged in to health than dress size, so while I am so rooting for you re. your weight loss, am just so happy that you must be feeling better, and that you chose to skip the knife . . . and succeeded! Again, you go, girl!!!!! Hugs :-)

Suzie Button

Hi Betty, your quilt is just beautiful! Good luck on your diet, I wish I could convince myself to lose weight again! Suzie

Amy

Great blanket! You and your daughter are so talented with yarn. I could not hope to ever compete. I crochet and knit in straight boring undetailed rows only!!
Here's to a great healthy happy new year!
Amy

Mary

Hooray, Congratulations, hip~hip horray (new hips hehehe), and YIPEE!!!

It is not easy what you have done. I know that you will be another size smaller for your wonderful 50th Birthday! Say, I wish you could also be on a warm sady beach for the celebration! ( a personal desire for a New Years Eve for me and my sweeite)
I bet you can hold the butter on my dish I posted. I wil be doing that when I make it for non special times (that means for the rest of winter probably)hehehe
Hugs,
Mary
I am so happy for you!

Mary

OH! I need to learn to crochet!

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